Would it be better to run single shots with CNG?
I'm working on installing a CNG compressor in my garage and start running my gasoline vehicles on Natural Gas. Current prices for NG are .80 per therm, which is about half what I spend to buy propane to heat my house. So, once I have everything converted, I expect to run my daily driver car for less than $2 GGE. Gasoline engines can run on straight CNG. Makes complete sense to drop gasoline to me. Not to mention, we have enough NG in the ground to supply all the homes and vehicles in the US for over a 100 years. Bye bye OPEC!
Now, my questions start with diesel CNG kits. Diesel engines will run on straight CNG, but they need diesel fuel to help with ignition and diesel fuel helps keep things lubricated. Obviously not as well as the old good fuel.
I know Drugs Kill, this is why I never did propane. But how would I safely setup CNG to run in my PowerStroke? Obviously going to need some special tunes, and I may not be able to tow heavy with CNG. Who knows how to tune gas safely?
Also, 3 - 12 GGE tanks would fit under my CCLB easy, 4 if I removed the stock long tank and installed an Excursion tank where the tires mounts. 3 tanks would hold close to what the stock tank does. If I needed more, a 25GGE would fit in the front of the bed, I just don't want to give up bed space.
Ok, back to my original question, does split shots in the 7.3 mess up any mileage gains by the pre-ignition diesel fuel charge burning the CNG early? It seems single shots would be a requirement for safer operation?
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